DePauw Splits Doubleheader with Bears

DePauw Splits Doubleheader with Bears

April 4, 2013

Box scores: Game 1Game 2

Greencastle,  Ind. - DePauw scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth of game two of its doubleheader with visiting Washington University and took a 2-1 victory over the Bears after dropping the opener 9-7.

The Tigers are now 8-9 on the season, while the Bears are 15-9.

In a wild opener that saw 16 players reach base by either walks or being hit by a pitch, the Bears did most of their damage in the second as they plated six runs. Brian Cizek led off with a walk and Brandon Deger clubbed a two-run homer down the left field line.

Kyle Kozak drew a walk before David Madson and Matthew Polites each reached by being hit by pitches. Andrew Goldstick delivered a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Kozak. Kyle Billig and Zack Kessinger followed with run-scoring singles to make it 5-0. Wyatt Spector replaced Sean Brennan on the hill for the Tigers and Cizek greeted him with an RBI single.

The guests made it 7-0 in the third when Noah Doppelt singled with one out, moved to third on Polites' double to center and score on Goldstick's ground out.

DePauw reached the scoreboard in the third as Collin Henry led off with a single and later scored when Jason Cohen reached on an infield error. The Tigers loaded the bases and Paul Mpistolarides was hit by a pitch, scoring Zach Galyean.

Madson walked to lead off the fifth and moved to second on Doppelt's walk before Polites advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Madson then scored when DePauw pitcher Nick McCreary was called for a balk and Doppelt came home on a wild pitch to extend the Washington lead to 9-2.

The Tigers added four in the fifth as Cohen singled and moved to third on Brendon Pashia's double. Mpistolarides doubled home Cohen before J.B. McCallum was hit by a pitch. Matt Dorsett was also hit by a pitch that scored Pashia. Henry reached on a walk allowing Mpistolarides to score and Pat Lyons followed with a sacrifice fly to right that plated McCallum.

DePauw's final run came in the sixth as Galyean led off with a single and advanced to third on Cohen's double. Pashia lifted a sacrifice fly to center that scored Galyean, but Cohen was called out, on appeal, for leaving second too early.

Galyean and Cohen each had two of DePauw's nine hits, while Polites and Doppelt each had two of the Bears' 10 hits.

Max Gordon improved to 2-1 with the win, while Max Zhang recorded the last three outs for his third save. Brennan dropped to 1-1.

A much different tone was set in the nightcap as the teams combined for just one hit in the opening three innings. Washington struck first as Billig was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third before coming home on Kessinger's single through the right side.

Connor Einertson led off the DePauw fifth with a single and moved to second on Ryan Allee's sacrifice bunt. Pat Lyons walked with two outs and stole second. Robbie Stein then hit a pop up that glanced off of Washington second baseman Dylan Reed's glove and allowed both runs to score.

The Bears loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth, but Joe Wojda came in for the Tigers and struck out Kevin Paule. Deger then hit a grounder to the first base side of second that Mpistolarides fielded from his shortstop position, stepped back to tag second and then threw to first for the inning-ending double play.

Four different Tigers collected one hit each, while three different Bears each had one hit apiece.

Brendan Bolander picked up the win in his first appearance of the season, while Wojda collected his fourth save with three strikeout in two innings. Chris Sanderson dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

The Tigers return to North Coast Athletic Conference action on Saturday, April 6, when they host Ohio Wesleyan in a Noon doubleheader.

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